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Title The new Cambridge history of the Bible : from the beginnings to 600 / edited by James Carleton Paget and Joachim Schaper
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 979 pages) : illustrations
Series ACambridge histories online
New Cambridge History of the Bible
Cambridge histories online
New Cambridge History of the Bible
Contents Preface / J.S. and J.C.P. -- Part I. Languages, writing systems and book production -- The languages of the Old Testament / Geoffrey Khan -- Varieties of Greek in the Septuagint and the New Testament / Jan Joosten -- Writing and book production in the ancient Near East / William M. Schniedewind -- Writing and book production in the Hellenistic and Roman periods / Larry W. Hurtado and Chris Keith -- Part II. The Hebrew Bible and Old Testaments -- The Old Testament text and its transmission / Eugene Ulrich -- The literary history of the Hebrew Bible / Joachim Schaper -- The Old Testament canons / John Barton -- The 'apocryphal' Old Testament / John J. Collins -- From inner-biblical interpretation to rabbinic exegesis / Gũnter Stemberger -- The Aramaic Targums / C.T.R. Hayward -- Scriptural interpretation at Qumran / Jonathan G. Campbell -- The Septuagint / Kristin De Troyer -- Biblical interpretation in Greek Jewish writings / William Horbury -- Scripture in the Jerusalem temple / C.T.R. Hayward -- The political and legal uses of scripture / James W. Watts -- Modern editions of the Hebrew Bible / Emanuel Tov -- Part III. The New Testament -- The New Testament canon / Joseph Verheyden -- The New Testament text and versions / David C. Parker -- The 'apocryphal' New Testament / J.K. Elliott -- The Old Testament in the New Testament / Dale C. Allison, Jr. -- Part IV. Biblical versions other than the Hebrew and the Greek -- The Latin Bible / Pierre-Maurice Bogaert -- The Syriac versions of the Bible / Peter J. Williams -- The translation of the Bible into Coptic / Wolf-Peter Funk -- Part V. The Reception of the Bible in the Post-New Testament Period -- The interpretation of the Bible in the second century / James Carleton Paget -- Gnostic and Manichaean interpretation / Winrich Löhr -- Origen / Gilles Dorival -- Eusebius / Michael J. Hollerich -- Jerome / Adam Kamesar -- Augustine / Carol Harrison -- Syriac exegesis / J.F. Coakley -- Figurative readings: their scope and justification / Mark Edwards -- Traditions of exegesis / Frances M. Young -- Pagans and the Bible / Wolfram Kinzig -- Exegetical genres in the patristic era / Mark W. Elliott -- The Bible in doctrinal development and Christian councils / Thomas Graumann -- The Bible in liturgy / Gerard Rouwhorst -- The Bible in popular and non-literary culture / Lucy Grig
Summary Recent years have witnessed significant discoveries of texts and artefacts relevant to the study of the Old and New Testaments and remarkable shifts in scholarly methods of study. The present volume mirrors the increasing specialization of Old Testament studies, including the Hebrew and Greek Bibles, and reflects rich research activity that has unfolded over the last four decades in Pentateuch theory, Septuagint scholarship, Qumran studies and early Jewish exegesis of biblical texts. The second half of the volume discusses the period running from the New Testament to 600, including chapters on the Coptic, Syriac and Latin bibles, the 'Gnostic' use of the scriptures, pagan engagement with the Bible, the use of the Bible in Christian councils and in popular and non-literary culture. A fascinating in-depth account of the reception of the Bible in the earliest period of its history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 871-912) and index
Notes Title from publisher's web page (viewed 21 May 2013)
Print version record
Subject Bible -- History.
Bible -- Versions.
RELIGION -- Bible -- Study -- New Testament.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Paget, James Carleton, editor.
Schaper, Joachim, editor.
ISBN 9780521859387
Other Titles From the beginnings to 600